The different shipping carriers require packages going to US territories (like Puerto Rico) to follow certain address formats in order to get shipping rate quotes or create shipping labels. In many cases, you'll need to fill out customs declarations, even though the carrier considers the shipment a domestic one.
Below, you'll find the requirements for the UPS, as well as a list of the two-character abbreviations for the US territories. Typically, UPS will require the country to be the territory name that is input as the state.
UPS generally require the two-character abbreviation for the state/region and the full territory name for the country.
Here's an example of what a UPS shipment to Puerto Rico should look like:
Note that you'll be shown international shipping services for UPS and FedEx shipments going to Puerto Rico; however, you will still be charged a domestic rate. This means that you will need to declare customs values for your order items as well.
|If shipping to ...||State/Region||Country||Additional Details|
|American Samoa||American Samoa||American Samoa||
Choose an international
|Northern Mariana Islands||MP||Northern Mariana Islands|
|Puerto Rico||PR||Puerto Rico|
|US Virgin Islands||Virgin Islands||Virgin Islands|
|Marshall Islands||MH||Marshall Islands|
*If the option to declare customs is not available in the order's details, change the country from the United States to another country option. Then, refresh the browser window. The Customs Declarations section should now be available. Change the Country back to the United States and enter the appropriate customs information into the order. You may need to uncheck the auto-correct option during this process.
- American Samoa (AS)
- Guam (GU)
- Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
- Puerto Rico (PR)
- U.S. Virgin Islands (VI)
- Marshall Islands (MH)
- U.S. Minor Outlying Islands (UM): Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Navassa Island, Wake Island